Side Bar

9 Jul

Backpackers, travelers and fun people, this is your place to be: Side Bar.

Located right under the Wake Up! Hostel, it provides all foreigners fun, drinks and live music at very good and affordable prices, sometimes even free drinks. Their agenda is always busy and it’s opened 7 days a week, with different attractions and specials everyday.

Monday: Great drink specials. Get down early to avoid the queue!

Tuesday: $100 bar tab up for grabs + lots of free drinks. Get wasted!

Wednesday:  you will catch a live band, usually playing the very best of Kings of Leon, Red Hot Chilly Peppers, The XX and more rock style bands + DJ till late. It’s their biggest night out. My personal favorite day. Never missed a Wednesday.

Thursday: $5 Vodka Red Bulls ‘til 11.00pm. 8.00pm FREE Killer pool comp. Bar tabs to be won!

Friday: live music from 8.30pm!

Saturday: Party to an original mix of new and old classics with DJs on from 9pm.

Sunday: $12 Sunday Roast (includes a free drink!) Killer pool comp kicking off at 8.00pm Live music from 9.00pm

See you there! Cheers, A.

Info: 509 Pitt Street Sydney, Under Wake Up! SydneySydney 2000

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Boost Juice Bars

7 Jun

Are you into natural and fresh flavors? Love a juice, smoothie or crushes? Thirsty? Meet the Boost Juice Bars, one of my favorite things in Sydney.


They are juice bar spread all over Australia and offer fresh high quality fruit juices, smoothies and crushes, as well as the Brazilian berry cream, açaí. The range of combinations is infinite and you can make your drink 100% customized.

Their products go from fruits and complements such as energy, vital or immunity boosters. They offer vegetables, guaraná powder, yogurt, sorbets, coconut, fat, low-fat or soy milk, besides some protein blend complements for sports players.

boost mango

It’ s a great way for a quick 100% healthy meal in the afternoon, early morning, before exercising and so on.

You can find Boost Juice Bars everywhere, easy to identify since all stores are very colorful and show lots of green. Stores here.

VIBE Club in Boost rewarding club that provides some advantages for loyal member, such as: one free boost after your 10th; one boots on your bday, monthly offers and newsletters.

My personal favorite: green apple, lime, natural flavored sorbet, honey and mint. Might sound weird, but trust me, VERY fresh and delicious! What’s yours?

Cheers, A.

Vivid Sydney 2013

29 May

If you are, like myself, into art and its urban expressions, you’ll be amused by the fantastic images, lights and colors of Vivid Sydney Festival.


The festival started on May 24th and goes until June 10th.

Coloring the city with creativity and inspiration, Vivid Sydney highlights include the hugely popular immersive light installations and projections; performances from local and international musicians at Vivid LIVE at Sydney Opera House and the Vivid Ideas Exchange featuring public talks and debates from leading global creative thinkers. (

The events take place in many venues, Sydney Opera House, Darling Harbour, Museum of Contemporary Art, Costumes House, Circular Quay and others. The calendar is extensive, lots of fun and beauty combined.

My favorites:

Play – The Spinifex Group 

Sydney Opera House, free entry, everyday from 6pm to midnight.

Collaboration #3 – Gemma Smith and The Spinifex Group

Museum of Contemporary Art, everyday from 6pm to midnight.

Darling Harbour

Darling Harbour, the water theatre, everyday from 6pm to midnight.


Not only the beauty of lights, there are also many events taking place mostly at Overseas Passenger Terminal, Seymour Centre and The Argyle. Events here.

If you work in the Advertising industry with design, communication, coolhunting or anything involving creativity, it’s a must do.

Don’t miss out on it! 😉 A.

Fashion Weekend Sydney

14 May

If you are a cool trendy person, check this out: Sydney Fashion Weekend is coming!

SFWEnjoy the best designer shopping, catwalk and beauty event in town, with over 100 designer brands. In it’s 6th edition, starting on May 16th thru 19th, you can find many trends, styles and news about fashion world. The location will be the Royal Hall of Industries, at Moore Park. Get your ticket here.

The Ultimate Catwalk Experience: Join the fashion pack and experience the frenzy of watching all the beauty from the first row. Upgrade your tickets if you wanna include a show.

Beauty Hub: get all the tips and ultimate trends in hair, beauty, nails and make up! It’s a ‘must do’ stop!

Fashion Clinic: a go to destination at Fashion Weekend if you want all the latest style and trend advice – straight from those in the know.

SHOP fashion editors, stylists and leading trend experts, will host trend talks and styling advice sessions though out the event to ensure you leave Fashion Weekend packed full of fresh new ideas on all things fashion & beauty.

All Fashion Clinic events are free of charge and placed on a first come, first served basis. Timetables here.

Ticket prices: 

Silver (Entry* only): $25 ($35 Opening Night)
Gold (Entry* and a seat in the catwalk): $45 ($55 Opening Night)
Platinum (Entry* and a front row seat in the catwalk): $55 ($65 Opening Night) **Limited tickets available
VIP (Entry* and the lot, see below for full details) $99 – available in advance only **Limited tickets available

Don’t miss out! See you there 😉 A.

A612 on Facebook

9 May

G’day Mate! Australia612 is on Facebook! Please like us! Lots of pictures and info! See you there 😉

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Cheers, A. 😉

What’s on: Sydney Comedy Festival

8 May

Until the 19th of May, Sydney will be hosting a world of laughter and fun with the Sydney Comedy Festival. The shows will bring the best and funniest artists of all kinds.

Comedy Festival Syd

Don’t miss out on it! Come have a laugh! 😀

Lol, A.


Festival Office: 105 Victoria Rd, Marrickville, NSW 2204. Office hours are Mon-Fri 10am-6pm.
Festival Office Phone: 02 9519 9231
Festival Box Office Number: 02 9020 6966

Wake Up! Hostel

8 May

Looking for a place to stay in Sydney city area? Hoping for a great time, new friends and an easy access? Meet the Wake Up! Hostel.

Wake Up

Located in the heart of the so called ‘The Block’ (where most of the hostels are located), composed by Pitt Street, George Street and Rawson Place, it offers everything you will need to enjoy one of the best cities. Wake Up! provides wi-fi internet, laundry room, TV lounge, kitchen, a café, 24-hour check-in and is right above Side Bar, filled with the best backpackers nightlife. Personal tip: live band on Wednesdays, great songs – Kings of Leon, Red Hot Chilli Peppers and more – rock style, pretty people. Besides, you will be entitled to a free drink: a beer, wine or soft drink or your choice! 😉

wake up foto

The room prices go from AUS$ 36,00 to $128,00 per person, varying from dorms (up to 10 people) and private rooms. The dorms are good, clean but a bit small for the amount of people + the bags. Anyway, you only need a place to shower and sleep, right??

Wake facilities

Online booking is available. Cancellation within 48hrs will be charged one accomodation (exp. Dec 20th – Jan 4th). See you there 😉 Cheers, A.

INFO: © wake up! 2013

509 Pitt St, Sydney 2000 Australia . Right next to the Central Station + many bus lines

T +61 2 9288 7888


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